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Makweti Safari Lodge

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Makweti in March and absolutely loved it! The accommodations and the lodge itself is beautifully furnished and feels authentic, yet is as comfortable and luxurious as any 5 star hotel, in the bush! The food was excellent, including the wine list - we especially loved the big breakfasts after the early morning... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We spent the long weekend, 16 to 19 June 2016 at Makweti Safari Lodge. Each lodge in Welgevonden hosts no more than ten guests at a time. It is intimate and you share your meals with the other guests at one table. This shared experience add to the value as the rangers, Test and Gregg (with their wives) alternate and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My good friend and I stayed for 3 nights in May. We will remember the experience forever. All of the staff were so very kind and accommodating - Helen, File, Richard, the wonderful chefs (I didn't get their names, but the meals were fabulous) and most especially our guide, Test, who impressed us so very much with his knowledge and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I stayed at Makweti with a group. It was such a fantastic experience and they really went out of their way to make us happy. The game drives were great and food outstanding. The rooms are so comfortable, you don't really need to leave them. The lodge is beautiful and the waterhole just outside the lounge is just amazing.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed at Makweti Safari Lodge for 3 nights in April 2016 and had the most unforgettable experience. The game reserve where Makweti is located is spectacular with varied landscape and wildlife. The lodge itself is 5 stars all the way and is built in authentic African style with beautiful furnishings and with breathtaking views. The food is delicious and... More 

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Sea Cliff, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Like a magnet, We are always drawn back to Makweti. It is one of the most spectacular destinations one could imagine. It is a Combination of elegance, authenticity, and fun. Incredible knowledgeable staff, gourmet food, well appointed 5 star accommodations, and of course the animals. Big 5 and much more right on the doorstep. One is immediately transformed from city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Makweti Safari Lodge for two nights in late March of 2016, and it will exceptional. It will always have a special place in my heart! My suite was amazingly large and comfortable. The food was better than delicious. The safari game drives were out of this world, we saw cheetah, rhino, giraffe, elephant... The list goes on.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Makweti is truly one of the most amazing places that I have ever stayed. From the very first contact every single aspect was perfect. On crossing the swing bridge to be taken to our lodge, my breath was taken away - they are so beautifully appointed, ours with a small plunge pool. The king size bed was positioned so that... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Makweti may possibly be our favorite place on earth! It was our first stop on a 2 week trip around South Africa. We were blown away by the beauty of the Welgevonden Game Reserve, the tasteful decor of the rooms, the comfortable beds, the wonderful food and especially remarkable Test who made the trip unique and memorable for us. We... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Feli and Test make this place to something special; a place with heart and soul. Have you ever met the cooking art of Johannes? Or made bush walks with test? Or have you enjoyed a african massage made with love and professionally at the same time? Feli is a master in it. Test knows the birds and animals so well... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Intimate and luxurious, Makweti has five stone and thatch suites some with private plunge pools. Fine dining and an extensive selection of wines are available. Evenings may bring elephant, lion, rhino and other game right to your doorstep at the waterhole. Safaris in this big 5 area are conducted in open safari vehicles with expert guides. The camp is unfenced, therefore expect the unexpected! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makweti Safari Lodge

Address: Limpopo Province, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: $666 - $763 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Makweti Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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